Kokomo City18

Directed by D. Smith | USA | 2023 | 1h 13m

Grammy-nominated artist turned documentarian D. Smith opens a window into the lives of Black transgender women sex workers in America. Shot in striking black and white, the film delves into the experiences of four women from New York and Georgia, who share their stories with raw honesty. From reflections on love and desire to the complexities of sex work and safety, they openly confront attitudes towards gender and the challenges they face within Black culture and society as a whole.

Winner of the Audience Award the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.


‘D Smith’s effortless documentary, eloquently explained by its glamorous subjects, covers the whole spectrum of experience’
Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

‘First-time filmmaker D Smith imbues her feature debut with a vibrant, immediate energy that feels incredible unique’
Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

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We showed Kokomo City between September 1, 2023 and September 7, 2023.

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